It’s a new school year and my initial focus is upon the theme Words to Live By. I recently watched the movie, The Emperor’s Club with my son and some real insights came to me through the selection of quotations and wisdom shared by the teacher, Mr. William Hundert played by Kevin Kline.
"Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be? How will history remember you?"
"The worth of a life is not determined by a single failure or a solitary success."
"As I’ve gotten older, I realize I’m certain of only two things. Days that begin with rowing on a lake are better than days that do not. Second, a man’s character is his fate."
"The waters in which we found ourselves swimming, were precisely as lovely as those we had earlier only imagined. But if time had made concessions for love, it made none for death."
While these are not all of the inspirational words, they are a sampling words that can have power and speak and live eternally.
Do you have your favourite quotations or words that you live by? Please share them in my comments section…whether they relate with life, art, words, philosophy, spirituality or good humour. What words do you live by?